I have a weakness for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. And over this past Christmas season I allowed myself to indulge…I ate these little cups of joy, with joy. And I didn’t feel a lick of regret or guilt afterwards. It’s essential to give in to our cravings every now and then.
After I satisfied my sweet tooth I had plenty of red and gold foil wrappers leftover, which I later used to make these tiny hearts.
And with Valentines Day coming up, I decided to use the twinkling golden one to make the canvas below.
Then I used the ruby-red one to make this necklace.
I tucked the heart into a cozy pocket made of tulle.
The foil heart rests on (and is tied to) a cardboard paper base. These elements are so feather-light that this charm can be worn suspended from a chain with just a couple of metal jump rings.
The heart seems to hang there in space, creating a magical ethereal effect.
Here’s a look at the two pieces together.
I really enjoyed making these heart-inspired pieces…about as much as I enjoyed eating the Reese’s cups. And I suspect that soon, there will be more red foil wrappers in my future since Valentine’s Day is coming up. I wonder if this means that there will also be pink colored wrappers to play with?